09-MAY-2018: AAEP organises two-day workshop at Conference Hall, Faculty of Social Sciences
Aligarh, May 9: Aligs? Academic Enrichment Programme (AAEP) organised a two-day workshop at the Conference Hall, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in which invited speakers from the Arizona State University, USA delineated on 'Fundamental Issues of Research' and 'Strengthening your Voice through Publication' while engaging participants in special interactive sessions.
Arizona State University's Prof Yasmin Saikia discussed qualitative and quantitative methods of research, elementary issues of research and elements that help in building research. She said that it is the responsibility of the researcher to systematically read and review the available literature, because it will further help in drafting questions and hypothesis.
Prof Saikia threw light on new areas of research intervention and their applicability in connecting research work to larger dialogues, while demonstrating differences in interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and trans-disciplinary research.
She further discussed essentials required in publishing papers, articles and books. "Before writing a research paper, the author should be clear about the topic, spellings, grammar and sentence structures," she said while advising participants to communicate ideas in a way that they do not confuse the readers.
Prof Chad Haines from the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University emphasised on framing analysis. He said that framing analysis is an inter-disciplinary approach that assists in construction of an interpretation or idea and a significant method in social science research. Speaking on citations, Prof Haines said that authors should be sincere in writing references, and honest in acknowledging all the works they have used in their writings. He further spoke on peer reviewed journals and urged participants to be careful in selection of journals for their publications.
Prof Syed Ziaur Rahman (Coordinator, AAEP) welcomed the guests and discussed 'Refracting Research: Scholarly Frames and Global Dialogues'. He thanked the AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor for his support in organising AAEP programmes. He pointed out that AAEP is an AMU initiative through which University alumni settled all over the world share their knowledge and experience with students to provide them guidance on how to go about in their careers.
Dr Syed Tahseen Raza (Convener of the programme) proposed the vote of thanks.
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